Event to take place July 24th and 25th in Denver
Denver, CO (USA): International Mixed Martial Arts Expositions (IMMAE) today announced that it will be hosting the first ever MMA expo and trade show in Colorado on July 24th and 25th. The expo will be held at the number one entertainment venue in Denver, the Ritchie Center at the University of Denver (DU), which is located at the University Blvd exit off of I-25.
Also held in conjunction with the expo will be a fight card put on by two of the sponsors, King of Champions and Fight to Win.
Tickets can be found at Ticketmaster.com. A two-day pass can be purchased for $30, or individual day passes are available at $20 for each day. Tickets for the fight card, “Worlds Collide,” are available for $30, $40, and $50.
Fight fans can expect an action-packed weekend of MMA action and events, including MMA superstar fighters and trainers from Colorado and around the world, exhibits from internationally recognized apparel and supplement companies, representatives of local gyms and martial arts dojos/training centers, and other great attractions.
Fans can come out and meet title contender Nate Marquardt, a UFC veteran and one of the world’s top five middleweights! They can also meet Brendan Schaub, fresh off his devastating knockout win at UFC 116. In addition, local rising UFC star Chris Camozzi will be in attendance to greet fans. Also, Bellator’s Brian “The Beast” Baker, as well as fighters from the well-respected Grudge Training Center will be in the house to rub shoulders with local fight fans.
Casual and hardcore fans alike will surely enjoy this fantastic event. They can meet MMA stars in-person, shop for MMA apparel and gear at discounted prices, watch live MMA and martial arts demonstrations in the cage and on the mat, watch the best grapplers in the Western United States in a submission grappling tournament, and attend the best MMA fight card of the year when “Worlds Collide!” This exciting fight event will feature a main event of UFC veteran Alvin Robinson taking on Jesse Hensley. Here is the full fight card:
MAIN EVENT: 145 LBS PRO TITLE
ALVIN ROBINSON (11-5) GRUDGE TRAINING CENTER VS JESSE HENLEY (11-1) PROGRESSIVE MMA
CO-MAIN EVENT: 265 LBS PRO TITLE
RYAN MARTINEZ (6-0) INFINITE MMA VS DEREK LEWIS (2-1) SILVERBACK MMA (TX)
155 LBS PRO TITLE
JUSTIN SALAS (7-3) GRUDGE TRAINING CENTER VS MATT SIMS (8-1) ZINGANO BJJ
145 LBS PRO
ANGELO DUARTE (4-3) VS JOSIAH CALLIS (7-3) GROUND ZERO MMA
195 LBS PRO
IAN BERG (5-3) GRDUGE TRAINING CENTER VS KENNETH SEEGRIST (12-4) DOM DOJO
175 LBS PRO
CHAD KLINGENSMITH (6-2) GRUDGE TRAINING CENTER VS JEREMY KIMBALL (4-2) SHINGITAI JIU-JITSU
145 LBS PRO
NICK BUSCHMAN (12-13) STRICTLY BOXING VS TRAVIS HOLLIS (6-4) FAMILY VALUES MMA
265 LBS PRO
VINNY PALLONE (3-0) GRUDGE TRAINING CENTER VS NICK CASTANO (1-0) LOCKDOWN MMA (TX)
185 LBS AMATEUR TITLE
JASON LEE (3-1) GRUDGE TRAINING CENTER VS JASON CLAYTON (5-0) 8TH ST GYM
135 LBS AMATEUR
ERIC MOYA (2-2) GROUND ZERO MMA VS MIGUEL MARTINEZ (6-5) PROGRESSIVE MMA
155 LBS AMATEUR
JOSH FORD (1-1) GRUDGE TRAINING CENTER VS MATT COX (4-3) GROUND ZERO MMA
155 LBS AMATEUR
LORANT-T NELSON (2-1) GRUDGE TRAINING CENTER VS JEREMY HASTINGS (3-2) COLORADO BJJ
165 LBS AMATEUR
JAMES STRATER-SMITH (0-0) EASTON BJJ VS JOE GUTTIREZ (1-1) MOUNTAIN GRAPPLERS
17O LBS AMATEUR
ALONSO GARCIA (0-0) GRUDGE TRAINING CENTER VS GARRETT CULPEPPER (1-0) FUSBOXE MMA
Brian Jaus, President and CEO of IMMAE, was said, “We are unbelievably excited and energized to be hosting the first ever MMA trade show in Colorado, at the University of Denver’s Ritchie Center. Colorado has an enormous MMA fan base and an active lifestyle demographic in general. We expect these factors, along with our depth of experience with MMA expositions, to come together and create awesome event which we will all remember for a long time!”
Jamie Addie, Founder and Partner at King of Champions Promotions said: “KOC is pumped about being a lead sponsor of this event! This is an all out MMA weekend bash with all of the MMA superstars you would expect! And wait ‘til our fans see this fight card! MMA fans will not have the opportunity to attend a weekend long event like this for a long time!”
Seth Daniels, founder and principal of Fight to Win, was quoted: “Fight to Win is proud to bring the number one grappling tournament in Colorado to the IMMAE Expo, we expect it to be a real treat for our loyal fans, and new comers to the sport alike. We’re also excited as hell to be co-promoting the number one MMA fight card of the year with KOC. KOC’s and FTW’s current fan bases, along with thousands of Expo attendees, will have the chance to see the best MMA fight card of 2010, up close and personal!”
Stay tuned for more announcements. Tickets on sale now at TicketMaster and all L.A. Boxing locations.